On this day in Hip-Hop history, the Notorious B.I.G. posthumously released Life After Death.
On this day in 1997, Bad Boy posthumously released the Notorious B.I.G.'s sophomore album, Life After Death. The album was produced by RZA, DJ Premier, Kay Gee, Easy Mo Bee, and Puff Daddy, among others. Guest artists featured on the set included Kelly Price, R. Kelly, the Lox, Carl Thomas, Lil' Kim, 112, D.M.C., Faith Evans, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Life After Death spawned the singles "Hypnotize," which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum; "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems," which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; "Notorious Thugs," "Going Back to Cali," and "Nasty Boy." The album was released as scheduled two weeks after B.I.G.'s murder and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and remained #1 for four weeks. The sophomore set was certified 11x multi-platinum by the RIAA in April, 2018.
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Juvenile (1975) - American rapper and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana. Former member of the hip-hop group the Hot Boys.